Porto Santo is one of the small islands in the Azores of Madeira and has more than 5 miles of beautiful soft golden sand. The beach is the destination most people come to Port Santo. There are many water sports available in warm waters such as scuba diving, snorkeling, paragliding, and Jet skiing. The beach is ideal for families and with a long stretch of beach, there is always plenty of room for children to play safely, under your supervision while you are sunbathing or relaxing in the many sun loungers provided. The weather is around 25 degrees during the months of June to September with the rest of the year still warm enough to relax on the beach. Close by are all the amenities you require like toilets and food outlets.
Porto Santo is more known for its fabulous beaches than it’s historic value and there isn’t a great deal of sightseeing, but there are some wonderful walking or horse riding trails around the island. There are plenty of bikes to hire for a tour around this idyllic place and it is best seen at a slow pace so you can take in the lovely scenery. There are a few peaks to climb but mostly the land is flat and lush green. Unfortunately, there are no rolling green meadows and lush botanical gardens to visit or an abundance of architecture, but the town area is very pleasant with cobbled streets and lovely whitewashed buildings. You can visit Christopher Columbus’s house if you can manage to drag yourself away from the beach or you could venture into one of the other villages around the island. The island does have an excellent golf course with magnificent views across to Madeira. There is a ferry ride that takes approximately 2 …Read More